Kootenay Whitecaps player to join University of Calgary

Nelson's Maya Ida has accepted a scholarship to join the University of Calgary.

Nelson's Maya Ida has earned a soccer scholarship to the University of Calgary.

Nelson's Maya Ida has earned a soccer scholarship to the University of Calgary.

Maya Ida is swapping her Whitecaps jersey for a Dinos kit.

Ida, a central defender, has accepted a scholarship to join the University of Calgary and its women’s soccer team.

The L.V. Rogers student was named player of the year by the Whitecaps Kootenay West academy in November. Ida had a memorable season last year, in which she scored the winning shootout goal to give LVR its first provincial gold medal in 18 years.